[ kuhn-vuhl-siv ]
/ kənˈvʌl sɪv /


of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.
producing or accompanied by convulsion: convulsive rage.

Origin of convulsive

From the Latin word convulsīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See convulse, -ive

SYNONYMS FOR convulsive

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Medicine definitions for convulsively


[ kən-vŭlsĭv ]


Characterized by or having the nature of convulsions.
Having or producing convulsions.
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